Born in the United States on June 23, 1993, shortstop Timothy Devon Anderson Jr. now plays for the Chicago White Sox of MLB. The White Sox drafted East Central Community College baseball player Anderson in the first round of the 2013 Major League Baseball draughts. He debuted with the MLB club in 2016. Anderson won the Silver Slugger Award in 2020, was named to the All-Star team the following year, and led the American League in hitting average in 2019.
The Shortstop for the White Sox Tim Anderson suffered a left knee strain on Tuesday and was put on the 10-day disabled list. He will be out for about a month. Lenyn Sosa, an infielder, was called up from Triple-A Charlotte.
Anderson hurt his knee in the sixth inning of Monday’s 4-3 victory against the Twins at Target Field, the first game of a four-game set. Michael A. Taylor hit a straightforward grounder to third baseman Hanser Alberto with runners on first and second and one out in the fourth, and it appeared as though the inning would conclude on the double play. Runner Matt Wallner’s steal of third base appeared to temporarily divert Alberto’s attention. A few feet behind, Alberto gave pursuit and threw to second for the forceout.
What happened to Tim Anderson’s Injury?
On Tuesday, shortstop Tim Anderson suffered a left knee injury and was put on the 10-day disabled list by the Chicago White Sox. The team claims Anderson will miss two weeks up to a month of action. Infielder Lenyn Sosa was called up from Triple-A Charlotte to replace Anderson on the active roster.
Anderson seemed to hurt himself on Monday while playing fielding against the Twins. Anderson is off to a strong start in his 30th year, hitting.298/.327/.404 with five doubles and five steals in 11 games. The two-time All-Star and lifelong White Sox fan favourite had an OPS+ of 105 throughout eight full or partial seasons in the majors.
In Anderson’s absence, the experienced Elvis Andrus is expected to return to shortstop from second base, with Romy Gonzalez and maybe Hanser Alberto taking over for the time being.
The White Sox have a 5-6 record and sit in third place in the AL Central heading into Tuesday night’s game against the Twins in Minnesota. After missing out on the expanded postseason in 2022 due to a dismal season, the Sox want to make it back this year under first-year manager Pedro Grifol.
Who is Tim Anderson?
Anderson’s birthplace was the Alabama city of Tuscaloosa. Tim Sr. was arrested for drugs before his kid was born, and Tim Jr. spent the first fifteen years of his life without a parent. Anderson’s biological mother was too overwhelmed to care for him and his three siblings, so his aunt and uncle raised him. His grandfather facilitated a bond with his father by visiting him frequently.
Career of Tim Anderson
Anderson was the 17th overall pick in the 2013 Major League Baseball draft, and the Chicago White Sox used that pick to take him. Instead of attending UAB, Anderson signed with the White Sox for a signing bonus of $2,164,000. The White Sox originally planned on sending Anderson to the Rookie-level Bristol White Sox of the Appalachian League, but ultimately sent him to the Class A Kannapolis Intimidators of the South Atlantic League. In 68 games with Kannapolis, he hit.277 with 1 HR, 21 RBIs, and 24 SBs.
Anderson started the 2014 season with the Class A Advanced Carolina League’s Winston-Salem Dash. In late June, he injured his wrist and had to get surgery. Anderson hit.297 with six home runs and ten steals in 68 games. In addition, he made 31 blunders. The White Sox called him up in August, and he spent 10 games with the Class AA Birmingham Barons, where he hit.364. Anderson was sent to the Glendale Desert Dogs of the Arizona Fall League by the White Sox after the regular season ended.
Anderson’s last tag Taylor, Chris Taylor gets tagged out by Anderson. Anderson was invited to 2015 spring training by the White Sox. He spent the year with Birmingham, where he hit.312 with five homers, swiped 49 bases, and had 25 mistakes in the field. After another spring training invitation from the White Sox in 2016, he started the year with the Class AAA International League’s Charlotte Knights. Anderson hit.304 with four home runs, twenty runs batted in, and eleven steals for Charlotte in 55 games.